BEC Group | Customer Project: Ecoegg Dryer Egg

Ecoegg creates eco-friendly, skin-friendly laundry and cleaning products free from harsh chemicals. Having suffered the effects of damaged tools and missed deadlines, Ecoegg had to find a reliable and quick alternative to their low-cost manufacturer in China.

With the BEC Group’s proven track record and design, tooling and moulding facilities under one roof, they had the capabilities and technical know-how to tackle the project fast.

To get the mould tools production-ready, they had to correct the damage.  Once rectified, the team tested the tools and produced samples, running off a small batch production and finally carrying out a second review, proposing recommendations for further tool modifications.

After completing a full review of the tooling (made more time-consuming by tool drawings that didn’t match the physical tools!) the BEC team split the repairs into two categories; critical, including all seen surfaces and non-critical, including auto production of tooling.

They repaired through laser welding and re-sparking the category 1 tooling, running off production samples for approval.  Once approved, they ran a small batch for the Ecoegg team to present to potential customers. They then tackled the non-critical tool modifications, which ultimately improved both the efficiency and the effectiveness of the tools.

By bringing the manufacturing and tooling modifications back to the UK, the BEC Group has been able to achieve quicker production times and reduce the manufacturing cost of subsequent batch runs.

Dawn White, Director, Ecoegg said, “BEC were recommended to us and we couldn’t have been happier with the referral.  We brought our tools back from China after a number of challenges. BEC demonstrated the benefits of keeping production local and proved that cost isn’t the only factor to consider when selecting a supplier.  The expertise and quality of workmanship in their Toolroom is impressive. Not only do the Dryer Egg tools look as new, they also function more efficiently.” 

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